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Bob's '47 Oktoberfest | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Bob's '47 OktoberfestBob's '47 Oktoberfest
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3.67/5
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680 Ratings
Bob's '47 OktoberfestBob's '47 Oktoberfest
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our fall seasonal beer, Bob’s ’47 Oktoberfest is a medium-bodied, dark amber brew with a malty flavor and well-balanced hop character. With this Munich-style lager we salute our friend Bob Werkowitch, Master Brewer and graduate of the U.S. Brewer’s Academy, 1947.

27 IBU

Added by Todd on 08-31-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,506
Reviews:
263
Ratings:
680
pDev:
12.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
101
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 680 |  Reviews: 263
Photo of Kazahkstan
4.59/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass
Look: Thin, quickly fading head. Dancing carbonation bubbles persist throughout drinking but don't impose. A pale orange/golden amber, mostly transparent. Looks like your standard marzen.
Smell: Strong tart lemon, sweet and bready malt, toasted wheat, caramel.
Taste: Wow! This flavor really packs a punch, and it doesn't taste like your standard Oktoberfest. Bob's '47 gets its onset sweetness from a tart lemon/citrus taste. This fades into a sweet bread malt, similar to my mother's homemade pineapple bread, a mix of savory sweet and wholesome wheat and yeast. Included are undertones of citrus hoppiness and just a faint hint of bitterness combined with light spices and toasted caramel. Aftertaste is a wholesome, full-bodied wheat.
Feel: Light, lightly carbonated, and refreshing. Leaves you wanting more but doesn't skimp on wheatiness. Almost no dryness.
Overall: The best seasonal I've had this Oktoberfest. This will be my new Fall go-to. Highly recommended to anybody who enjoys fall wheat beer.

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Photo of rgoodson18
4.32/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It may be because I am from Kansas City, but Bobs '47 is one of the best Oktoberfest out there. It has a decent amount of carbonation, malty on the nose, delicious bread taste. Top two out of the 11 Oktoberfest I tried.

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Photo of ElGallo
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Miami66
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eman17
3.11/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Arsuf476
3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad marzen but some issues: too bitter, body is too light, too much carbonation. For plains beer go with free state's Oktoberfest instead much closer to the ideal for style.

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Photo of colts9016
3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A dark amber color with reddish orange hues. The clarity of beer is clear with some carbonation bubble. The head is white one finger white and foamy. The retention on the beer is poor.

N: Rich toasty malts, caramel, some subtle sweetness, yeast, bread, floral, and some citrus.

T: over toasted bread, caramel, some subtle sweetness, yeast, floral, and citrus.

M: carbonated, medium body, and medium finish.

O: This beer is just meh, nothing special about, I feel that the beer malts are too toasty and give an unique flavor that I did not care for. I had much better beer.

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Photo of Tgrmitchroy
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ranger7
4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle to pint glass. Nice amber color. Good malty scent. Good stuff; caramel and malty sweetness. One of the better U.S. Oktoberfest attempts. Reminds me of the Ayinger-style Marzen.

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Photo of gibgink
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cbcb
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hashmads
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Amp
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Myboymi
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mjtucci
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LennyBound
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BdM
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejk99
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monk2021
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 10Crumra
3.27/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Joe_recker
4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beernewbie285
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bob's '47 Oktoberfest from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 680 ratings
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